Our merchant circle is the daytime heart of the gathering, with many folks hanging out, holding music jams, poi lessons, and other social activities there. At night before the fires are lit, there is usually a wonderful drum jam and fire spinning, and if you have battery-operated lighting you are welcome to stay open up until a half-hour before the fire circle begins.
All vendors must register as participants for the festival. The registration process includes an option to apply for a vending space. Prospective vendors must also fill out the Merchant Application. ALL VENDING IS SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE VENDING COORDINATOR.
Once approved, there is no fee for vending spaces that are 10 x 20 or smaller. Spaces larger than 10 x 20, if approved, require a $20 fee.
People expecting to vend who arrive on site without first applying and being approved will, if given permission to set up, be charged a $100 vending fee, regardless of the size of the space provided. Therefore, VENDORS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY IN ADVANCE OF THE EVENT.
All vendors are required to have adequate cover for their wares; we recommend something that includes protection from the rain.
You may camp in your vending tent, if you wish, but there is no room in the merchant’s circle for additional tents.
We actively work to make sure there is minimal direct overlap between vendor offerings. This might mean that we contact you with questions about your wares or, if necessary, decline your vending application. Please feel welcome to contact the vending coordinator before registering for SpiritFire if you want to make sure there is room for your booth. We give priority to folks in the order that they register for the event.
As a merchant you can choose to accept any kind of currency you are comfortable with. There is no phone line on site, so check and credit card transactions are at your own risk.
We will have staff and volunteers walking through the merchant area during the evening and at night occasionally to check on things, but we cannot be responsible for any damaged or stolen items. Please make sure you will be able to keep an eye on your booth!